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Thursday 7 September, 2017


Children’s comprehension and production of lexical and subcategorized prepositions

Speaker: Mari Chanturidze, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Authors: Mari Chanturidze, Rebecca Carroll

How do children acquire functionally different lexical (example 1) and subcategorized (2) prepositions? 1. Der Opa zeigt auf/ *für einen Berg. “The grandpa is pointing at/ *for the mountain.” 2. Die Oma hält die Katze auf/ *nach einem Arm. “The grandma is holding the cat on/ *after one arm.” This question was investigated in the comprehension (sentence judgement) and production (contrastive elicitation) experiments in children (6;10 – 12;06 yrs, mean 10;03 yrs) and adult control group. On comprehension we expected children to have better accuracy on lexical prepositions than on subcategorized ones. On production, more substitutions and omissions were expected for subcategorized prepositions than for lexical. Our results confirmed that children, especially younger ones, have not reached the adult-like performance on prepositions. Comprehension of lexical prepositions was better than of subcategorized ones.

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